Katuri Kaye Awarded as Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2020 Leaders in Law, Honoree Attorney of the Year, Labor and EmploymentNovember 19, 2020
Trucker Huss, APC is pleased to announce that Director Katuri Kaye has been awarded as Los Angeles Business Journal’s (LABJ) 2020 Leaders in Law, Honoree Attorney of the Year, Labor and Employment. LABJ’s Leaders in Law Awards recognize accomplishments of leading attorneys and law firms within the Los Angeles business community. Candidates in each category are recognized for exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership and for contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.
The virtual Leaders in Law Award ceremony occurred on November 18, in which LABJ noted that it received over 250 nominations for the various legal categories it would be recognizing. Katuri was the Honoree Attorney of the Year in the category of Labor and Employment, and among a strong class of finalists exemplifying legal excellence, leadership and service. In her virtual acceptance of the Award, Katuri noted that, “Leadership is not only being an excellent lawyer, but it’s also being a servant to the larger community; and now, more than ever, lawyers have to commit to being social engineers in order to effectuate true changes.”
Katuri focuses her practice primarily on qualified retirement plans, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans, and plans of tax exempt entities and public schools and universities.
In addition, Katuri serves on the Board of Directors of the East Bay Children’s Law Offices, and she has been instrumental in giving back and impacting the community, as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and through The TKK Program, Inc., her non-profit organization aimed at serving at-risk populations. She is a member of the National Bar Association, a lifetime member of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California and a Board member of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.
Last year, Katuri was recognized by LABJ as one of the 2019 Most Influential Women Attorneys. She has also been the recipient of the National Bar Association’s Top 40 Advocates Under 40 Award and was named to the Lawyers of Color Inaugural Hot 100 List.